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Friday, October 31, 2014

NL WEST PREDICTION


National League West



 
Scottsdale Tiny Dancers
Prediction – 99-63


Offensive Rank – 1st Defensive Rank – 20th Pitching Rank – 9th


Best Position Player – Dave Myette – RF – 5th overall position player – 2nd overall right fielder


Best Pitcher – Jesus Astacio – SP – 8th overall pitcher – 7th overall starting pitcher


Added Players       
Morris Pickford – SS – 1 year 5.2 million


Departed Players  
Oswaldo Martinez – 1B – Left for free agency


 


Portland Castors
Prediction – 96-66


Offensive Rank – 24th Defensive Rank – 1st Pitching Rank – 2nd


Best Position Player – Derrek Hammonds – 1B – 2nd overall position player – 1st overall first basemen


Best Pitcher – Frank Yang – SP – 6th overall pitcher – 5th overall starting pitcher


Added Players       

Roosevelt Bennett – RF – 1 year 1.4 million

Rey Jang – SS – Traded from Rochester


Departed Players   
Art Mercedes – C – Traded to Rochester
Sadie Hodges – P – Left for free agency
Al Baez – 2B – Left for free agency
Kennie King – P – Left for free agency
Alex Bang – P – Left for free agency
Chico Villano – 3B –Option declined


 


Fresno Grizzlies
Prediction – 95-67


Offensive Rank – 13th Defensive Rank – 11th Pitching Rank – 1st


Best Position Player – Orber Nieves – C – 26th overall position player – 5th overall catcher


Best Pitcher – Matthew Misch – SP – 2nd overall pitcher – 2nd overall starting pitcher


Added Players       
Ajax Douglas – LF – 3 years 23.8 million (mutual option)
Andrea Thompson – 1B – 3 years 14 million (mutual option)
Josias Velazquez – C – 2 years 6.4 million (mutual option)
Sadie Hodges – P – 2 years 4.8 million (mutual option)
Brady Gentry – P – 2 years 3.4 million [2 million bonus] (mutual option)
Marino Borbon – P – 1 year 3.1 million
Jose Estrada – 2B – Traded from Buffalo
Russell McFeely – SS – 1 year 1 million


Departed Players   
Albert Holtz – P – Traded to Buffalo
Jared Geer – P – Traded to Buffalo
Ronnie McIntosh – 3B – Option declined
Jae Sugawara – 2B – Option declined
Thurman Moore – LF – Option declined
Abraham Johnson – C – Left for free agency
Jason Adams – P – Left for free agency
Ivan Torres – P – Left for free agency
Cyrus Palmer – LF – Left for free agency
Vic Cortes – RF – Left for free agency
Rafael Perez – 1B- Left for free agency
Robinzon Nunez – DH – Left for free agency


 


Salem Sativa
Prediction – 81-81


Offensive Rank – 29th Defensive Rank – 17th Pitching Rank – 4th


Best Position Player – Walker Bulger – C – 123rd overall position player – 18th overall catcher


Best Pitcher – Kevin Cheung – SP – 3rd overall pitcher – 3rd overall starting pitcher


Added Players  
Lenny Forrest – RF – 4 years 19.5 million (mutual option, trade veto)


Departed Players
Eric York – P – Left for free agency
Wilfredo Crespo – CF – Left for free agency
Al Prado – CF – Left for free agency
Sidney Benson – P – Left for free agency
Juan Rosales – P – Left for free agency
Kirt Fogg – P – Left for free agency
Ronald Cornelius – SS - Released


AL WEST PREDICTION


American League West


 
Helena Montana Moose
Prediction – 92-70


Offensive Rank – 7th Defensive Rank – 12th Pitching Rank – 11th


Best Position Player – Hipolito Bennett – SS – 12th overall position player – 1st overall shortstop


Best Pitcher – Pedro Fernandez – RP – 59th overall pitcher – 24th overall relieve pitcher


Added Players       


Departed Players   
Freddy Hughes – P – Released
Roland Edwards – P - Released



 
Los Angeles Super Stars
Prediction – 89-73


Offensive Rank – 9th Defensive Rank – 9th Pitching Rank – 21st


Best Position Player – Ugueth Owen – DH – 11th overall position player – 2nd overall designated hitter


Best Pitcher – Dwight Truman – SP – 42nd overall pitcher – 26th overall starting pitcher


Added Players      
Donaldo Gutierrez – SS – 5 years 33.5 million
Robin Lewis – RF – 4 years 22.8 million
Willie Dillon – P – 3 years 18 million
Alex Yoshii – C – 3 years 14.4 million (mutual option)
Freddy Hughes – P – 2 years 9.6 million
Aaron Evert – P – 2 years 8 million (mutual option, trade veto)
Mark Lee – P – 2 years 6.4 million (team option)
Cookie Eusebio – 1B – 1 year 4.5 million
Kareem Wyatt – C – Rule 5 Draft
Tommy Parnell – 2B – Rule 5 Draft
Jorge Balboa – P – Waiver Wire


Departed Players
Calvin Nomura – 2B – Left for free agency
Miguel Quixote – C- Left for free agency
Don Moore – RF – Left for free agency
Christopher Bell – P – Left for free agency
Alex Downs – CF – Left for free agency
Tyler Kingston – C – Left for free agency
Aaron Stafford – P – Left for free agency
Morris Pickford – SS – Left for free agency
Eli Flores – P – Left for free agency
Odalis Aguilera – P – Left for free agency
Matty Walters – P – Left for free agency


 
Wichita Yeti Crabs
Prediction – 79-83


Offensive Rank – 4th Defensive Rank – 32nd Pitching Rank – 22nd


Best Position Player – Jesus Espinosa – 1B – 17th overall position player – 4th overall first basemen


Best Pitcher – Francisco Julio – RP – 14th overall pitcher – 4th overall relieve pitcher


Added Players       
Polin Salinas – 1B – 3 years 16.8 million
Nigel Lowery – LF – 1 year 4.4 million
Albert Koch – P – 1 year 3.6 million
Dan May – C – 1 year 500k
Storm Jefferies – C – Traded from Milwaukee


Departed Players  
Al Olmedo – 3B – Left for free agency
Norm Eaton – P – Left for free agency
Delino Parra – P – Left for free agency
Benny Goya – P – Left for free agency
Juan Prieto – P – Left for free agency
Alex Sanchez – C – Left for free agency
Donald Lim – CF – Left for free agency
Robin Lewis – LF – Left for free agency
Francis Floyd – P – Left for free agency
Donaldo Serra – P – Left for free agency
Erv Douglas – P – Left for free agency
Allen Street – LF – Left for free agency


 
Arizona Wildcats
Prediction – 73-89


Offensive Rank – 19th Defensive Rank – 29th Pitching Rank – 20th


Best Position Player – Mule Punto – SS – 39th overall position player – 7th overall shortstop


Best Pitcher – Reginald Gold – SP – 27th overall pitcher – 15th overall starting pitcher


Added Players   
Zeus Bottenfield – RF – 2 years 4.8 million
Erik Fitzgerald – P – Rule 5 Draft
Maverick Mattes – P – Rule 5 Draft


Departed Players   
Albert Marmol – P – Left for free agency
Ham Lanning – P – Left for free agency
Andy Tanner – RF – Left for free agency
Gregg Hooper – P – Released
Doug Bulger – SS – Released
Everth Lopez – 3B – Released